Friday, October 13, 2017

forcing fall

It is still 80 degrees here in North Carolina, but we are still forcing fall around here! Have a wonderful weekend! 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

soft and beautiful

Here is a soft and beautiful home for you to view. The whole portfolio is lovely. This particular home has my favorite color scheme - lots of blues and greens. 

Happy Weekend! 

Monday, October 2, 2017

pizza party baby shower

I know what you are thinking, who serves pizza at a baby shower? Pizza has really grown up over the years though. I love a traditional baby shower for that first baby, but when you want to shower someone who is on baby number 2, 3, 4, etc... and most likely has most of the 'big' items, it is nice to have a more laid-back, smaller shower. 

My friend Amanda is expecting her 3rd baby in a few weeks and our circle of girlfriends wanted to get together to celebrate our mama friend and her baby girl. We all have children so our Saturdays and Sundays are filled with soccer games, birthday parties and other commitments so we decided to have a Friday night baby shower. I must say, it was so nice and relaxing. I was hosting, so I tried to think of something a little bit different and pizza just kept popping up in my head so I decided to go with it. I told all of the guests that it would be a build-your-own pizza party. I supplied all of the dough, sauce and toppings. I think the guests had a fun time making their own pizza. The only tricky part was timing because I could not have all the pizzas in the oven at the same time so I made two pizzas before the guests arrived so we could start eating some pizza and salad while the others were in the oven. The two pizzas I made were a pesto, artichoke and spinach pizza and a prosciutto, pear and arugula pizza. They both were delicious. 

I squeezed all 11 ladies in my dining room.  I knew it would be close quarters, but there is something so special about sitting around a candlelit table together, so we made it work. I decorated the table with small white pumpkins along with greenery and flowers that I picked up at the grocery store. I arranged the flowers in our moscow mule mugs and tumblers.  I thought it was a nice, subtle fall centerpiece for a baby shower. 

I was not good about taking many pictures, but below gives you just a little taste of the lovely evening we had! 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

mesh cabinets

I love the idea of breaking up the heaviness of cabinets with open shelves or glass doors, but I really like the look of these mesh cabinets.  For me, I feel like it provides a lighter and more airy feel while still being modern. This is definitely a design idea that I plan to file away and possibly incorporate in my own kitchen one day. 

all via Pinterest 

On a completely different note, I am certainly keeping all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey and those in the path of Irma in my thoughts and prayers! 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

sister/brother shared bathroom

Decorating for a shared sister/brother space can be tricky. The kids share their bathroom and this bathroom serves as a guest bathroom as well. I wanted this space to be soft and not overly kid themed. The bathroom is painted balsam by Porter Paints. It is a light shade of blue/green. I found the round mirrors and the shower curtain at Marshalls. The mirrors really add a custom look to the space.  I am thankful there are two sinks too, especially if we are still in this house thru the teenage years:) 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

slow, summer weekends

I love a good slow, summer weekend and that is just what we are having. I came across the picture below while perusing Pinterest this morning with my coffee.  I wish I could find out who to give decor credit to. This sunroom is everything! Oh how I love those chairs. I hope you are having a relaxing summer weekend as well! 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Georgia turned 6 last week! We celebrated with friends and family at a local horse ranch called Bit of Hope Ranch.  What a special place it is! It was such a fun party and honestly it was one of the easiest parties I have thrown! The ranch provided most everything. The kids rode horses, painted, decorated bandanas and even had a water gun fight. What a hot, but super fun day it was to celebrate our sweet July baby.  

Georgia and I made necklaces for all of her girlfriends. A Pinterest find of course! 

Kudos to the Ranch host - Mr. Alan (aka my best friend's dad)

Monday, July 17, 2017

our garden grew

One of many fond childhood memories that I have, is of our little backyard garden. Georgia asked us several times if she could have a garden so we decided to give it a try this year. It truly has been a fun little project and both kids have looked forward to watering and checking on the garden each day. Back in April, Paul built a 2X6 raised garden bed. We planted tomatoes (beef steak and big beef), carrots, bib lettuce, rosemary and parsely. We were complete amateurs at gardening, but everything grew really well. I think our rainy June  definitely helped. We have enjoyed making salads and lettuce wraps with our lettuce, flavoring foods with our herbs and eating our tomatoes. 

Day 1

First tomato sighting

One of our summer bucket list items was a lemonade and produce stand. We have already made some sweet summer memories with our little garden that grew!

Friday, July 14, 2017

light and airy

 I love the light and airy design of this home. The beautiful entry and those buffalo check ottomans really caught my eye.  Happy Weekend! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

put a flag in it

July 4th is probably my favorite holiday! I think it is one of the easiest holidays to decorate for too. It is simple really...just put a flag in it! It makes any vase or planter festive for the occasion! Enjoy your July 4th celebrations. God bless the USA! 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

never go out of style

 I hope you are enjoying your summer so far. I just love this list of things that should never go out of style! A few that stand out to me are letter writing, cursive and dressing up! Stay classy folks! Happy weekend!

Monday, June 5, 2017

monday viewings

Here is a beautiful rowhouse tour for your Monday viewing pleasure. I am in love with the decor in this house. Click here to view the rest of the tour. 

I know I am feeling a little thrilled about having an extra 20 minutes in the mornings once school gets out! 3 days and counting!

Happy Day!